Happy Home Specialist

4.66 | 121 Verified Ratings
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PO Box 244
Cary, NC 27512
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Happy Home Specialist

Kick back and rest with Happy Home Specialist. We do it all from the floor to the roof.

Happy Home Specialist has been in the business since 1977. However, we have built a reputation for quality work with each satisfied customer. We will treat your home as it were our own. We are looking for long term customers who can trust us with their home.


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Service Area

  • Raleigh
  • Cary
  • Wake Forest

Services Offered

  • Carpentry Framing Install
  • Deck or Porch Build or Replace
  • Deck or Porch Repair
  • Interior Door Install
  • Exterior Doors Install
  • Wood / Fiber-Cement Siding Repair
  • Exterior Trim Install
  • Exterior Trim Repair

Areas of Expertise

  • Expert Remodeling
  • Superior Painting
  • Fabulous Decks,Screened porches, and Fences.
  • Room Additions, Kitchen Remodels, and Bathroom remodels.
  • Commercial Fitups and yearly Maintenance contracts

Product Brands Used

  • CertainTeed Corporation
  • Cox Lumber
  • Andersen Windows
  • Atrium
  • Jeld Wen Windows and Doors
  • MW Manufacturers Inc
  • Pella Corporation
  • Benjamin Moore & Co.
  • ICI Paints (Glidden)
  • Porter
  • The Sherwin-Williams Company
  • CertainTeed
  • James Hardie
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Quick Facts

Business Hours
7:00 AM to 6:00 PM
7:00 AM to 6:00 PM
7:00 AM to 6:00 PM
7:00 AM to 6:00 PM
7:00 AM to 6:00 PM
(Please call to confirm)
  • Small Jobs Welcome
  • Warranty Offered
  • Free Estimates
  • Warranty Description: 2 year
  • Materials
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Bilingual


In Business Since: 1977
Memberships & Affiliations
  • Home Builders Association of Durham,Orange, and Chatham Counties, Better Business Bureau, Progress Energy Certified Contractor
  • We are a accredited business with the BBB and we carry an A rating with them.
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Business Overview

How We Got Started

I chose to work in this industry because i love working with people and seeing the finished product.

We started in this industry in 1979.

We describe our business as Family owned and operated


Happy Home Specialist

My Work
7 Projects
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Review by in Cary, NC
Generally, I think the work quality was good. The end result is what I wanted. The issue lies in the quality of the scheduling and how the bid was quoted to me. The company took 6 weeks to complete what was a 2-3 day job. I was just a lower priority job for their crew. They also never seemed to be coordinated with when the material would arrive. So the crew would arrive and they wouldn't have sashes or trim board, etc. Also, they missed quoting window sashes that obviously needed to be replaced, so it felt like the original quote was low balled. I also had an issue midway through the job and sent an email to the owner and never heard back from him via email or phone call. But boy he and his foreman could harass me the day he wanted his final check. He knew I was unhappy and didn't try and address the situation. For me, it was an unsatisfying ending.
Response by Happy Home Specialist: I am sorry this customer feels this way we had several days of bad weather with rain. We also had the first sash kit come in wrong and had to reorder. As far as final payment our contract states final payment upon completion we always take pride in our work and customer service, thank you, Charles.

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Review by in Henderson, NC
Project: Hire a Handyman
This team is amazing, quality work & great people. They completed several projects for us this summer. They designed the perfect pergola, painted our home & garage, installed an attic fan, painted our garage floor, installed new outdoor lights, created 2 closets from attic space, installed new fixtures in the baths, fixed flashing on our chimney. Their work was so good we just kept adding projects to the original pergola. We were very happy with their work. I expect we will see them again in the future.
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Review by in Raleigh, NC
My home was broken into and I needed a new door installed. Charles and his crew were at my home within hours after I contacted him about needing the door repaired. He had to order a new door unit; however, the crew made sure the damaged door was secured during the time it took for the new door unit to arrive. His supervisor Jose was outstanding!! He kept me informed of every detail during the project. His work and the crew that helped him was excellent. I am very satisfied with the end result.
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5.0   |  
Charles did a great job, even as work exceeded his original scope. Will definitely use again for future projects.
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Review by in Cary, NC
Charles and his crew went above and beyond to finish building a wall for our business. They finished on time in spite of weather conditions. The existing walls were tore down and new walls were put up and painted in a tight three day time period all at a very reasonable price. I already recommended him to friends and will definitely use him in the future! I recommend him to you as well . Thanks Charles
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5.0   |  
Timely, Worked quickly.. But they were very clear that quality and getting the job right was important. The results showed it.

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5.0   |  
Charles and his crew were tremendously detailed and wanted the project (deck) to look exactly the way we wanted. Even though they were terribly busy this time of year, they worked tediously to begin and finish the project in a week despite changes in the design and permit requirements. It turned out beautifully! They cleaned up and really did an excellent job... Thanks, guys! We will use you on whatever projects come up next. How about a fence?

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Review by in San Mateo, CA
We have moved many times with my career and have done 4 remodels. This was the most significant project we had taken on to date. Charles gave a very fair price, great attention to detail, and just a great person. Extremely honest, transparent and flexible. We met daily to go over plans. His crew was outstanding and really cared about doing good work (they like cookies for a little additional incentive). Would highly recommend Charles and Happy Home Specialists for jobs large and small.

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Review by in Raleigh, NC
Very nice guy, worked fast and was very clean

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Review by in Holly Springs, NC
Charles Team did a great job paining my house. We were extremely pleased with the quality of work they did. The men were very polite and friendly.. I also had Charles widen my driveway. I plan on using him again.

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